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Cavendish under threat

Last month SCICOMVISUALS had the pleasure to collaborate with Keygene. They asked me to develop a roll-up banner about the quest for resilient banana varieties. The well-known Cavendish banana is mainly under threat by two fungi, Fusarium Tropical Race 4 and Black Sigatoka. This forms a huge challenge because 80% of all consumed

2022-11-18T15:42:12+01:0018 November 2022|

FEMS Microbiology Reviews

During April and May I had the pleasure to assist Jeroen Geurtsen and his co-workers with their overview of E. Coli genomics and pathotypes (Genomics and pathotypes of the many faces of Escherichia coli) in FEMS Microbiology Reviews. In this review, Geurtsen et al take a birds-eye view of the E. coli species, characterizing it

2022-09-12T13:38:15+02:0012 September 2022|

In Nature Biotech

Last month Simone Oostindie and her colleagues published a wonderful paper about Genmab's HexElect technology in Nature Biotechnology. As Rob de Jong, last author, explains, "HexElect is based on pairs of antibodies that are designed to work together as a team. These teams form only on cell surfaces that express a combination of

2022-09-09T11:21:57+02:008 September 2022|

Cum laude

This year we finished a project for Simone Oostindie, and developed the layout of her PhD thesis entitled "Clustering: a rational design principle for potentiated antibody therapeutic". A book filled with hard-core science for which she graduated with honors! Recent publication of chapter 6 of her thesis in Nature Reviews (link to Simone's

2022-09-09T11:21:31+02:002 August 2022|

ISA Pharma booth

Last May I had the pleasure to develop several exhibition materials for ISA Pharma, including a few banners and a 2.30m x 4m wall. My illustration was already used on the company's website but it is always great to see my art on a large canvas. The banners are currently displayed at the

2022-09-09T11:20:53+02:0020 June 2022|

Nasdaq tower for Biophytis

Last February SCICOMVISUALS was asked to develop a 30-sec video for the IPO of Biophytis, to be displayed on the NASDAQ tower on Time Square, NY. The time given for production was three days, which included a weekend - quite a challenge. But since we would not often get the chance to have our

2022-09-09T14:30:49+02:0011 October 2021|

Science with Oz

For this years annual meeting, Oncode organized an art competition, to give visibility to the beauty of science. I had the honor of being in the jury with Yuva Oz to vote for the best images produced by the Oncode community this year. And this has been quite a difficult task, with so many

2021-10-26T21:49:55+02:0011 September 2020|

Spaghettified antibody

I am thrilled to let you know that the "Spaghettified Antibody" is now exhibited in the main entrance hall at Genmab, Utrecht. After I developed the original computer model 2 years ago, Kunst & Licht & Glas in De Bilt worked very hard to capture the model in 60 glass plates. Several people

2022-09-09T11:17:50+02:0024 November 2019|

Science Vision

I am very proud to let you know that Maarten van der Sanden (science communication, TU Delft), Martijn van Overbruggen (WIM Ontwerpers), Dirma Janse (Studio Dirma Janse) and I have developed a master course for TU Delft, called SCIENCE VISION. This course is aimed at master students to help them understand the

2021-10-26T21:51:11+02:0023 October 2019|

Empowering Amphera

Scicomvisuals developed a brand new website for Amphera. Amphera is a Dutch biotech company, and develops dendritic cell therapies for the treatment of cancer. Their lead indication is mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs. The company has several studies in clinical stage.  Scicomvisuals was responsible for website design, and

2021-10-26T21:53:04+02:005 March 2019|